Who Killed Brenda And Erica Lafferty Analysis

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Who Killed Brenda and Erica Lafferty Some people call it religious fanatics, some people call it narcissistic characteristics. As individuals, we put the blame on the person who actually committed the crime. Yet, in reality, so many things add up altogether that resulted in a horrendous bloody crime. Jon Krakauer mentions this in his book, “Under the Banner of Heaven” that the murder of Brenda and Erica Lafferty were the result of so many things, events, and people adding up to the horrendous action which took place on “twenty-fourth of July” (176). Ron and Dan Lafferty were the actual persons who committed this vicious act, they were two of Allen Lafferty’s brothers. Allen Lafferty was Brenda’s husband and Erica’s father. They got slaughtered …show more content…
Krakauer connects the Lafferty brothers, and the murders to Mormon history, which implies focusing on its vicious and authoritarian perspectives. It’s noteworthy to say that the murders of Brenda and Erica Lafferty took place because of historical, psychological, anthropological, and sociological evidence. Historical being religions, psychological being the personal and familial psychological history, anthropological being family, culture, and religion, and lastly sociological, which was how the Mormons and Mormons Fundamentalists was developed, structured and functioned within the society. While Brenda, Claudine Lafferty, and Bernard Brady do not bear responsible, Dan, Ron, and Allen Lafferty, Joseph Smith, the Mormon and Mormon Fundamentalist religion and culture have a higher degree of responsibility due to knowing about the removal revelation which Ron received and not doing anything …show more content…
Some may even say that they would kill a person in order to keep the people from their salvation, as well as damnation. For example, Jesus Christ, the prophet came to do God’s will, save the world, to atone for sin, to call sinners, to taste death for everyone, and lastly to take away sin. Decisively, Dan’s usage of a passage of “The Book of Mormon” states that is it “Better for one man to die than for a whole nation to dwindle in unbelief” (249). This citation enlightens us with why him and Ron murdered Brenda and Erica Lafferty. They were trying to make them pay for everyone else, and all of their sufferings, starting off from their childhood till both of their marriages fell apart, they lost their jobs, got excommunicated from the LDS, Dianna left Ron, and so much more. Additionally, they killed them so people would know that having faith and belief in God would always prevail over any of the man made

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